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Dragonlance Forums Closing July 25th

Dear friends,

Nearly twenty years ago, the Dragonlance Forums were created to be an online hub of Dragonlance discussion. I have been very proud of the work we have done here.

All good things, though, must come to an end. There are several reasons....

a. No new posts in Novels since March. No new posts in gaming since May. In other words, next to no traffic.

b. Forums are a thing of the past, with a few exceptions (such as the Piazza!). People don't go somewhere looking for content. They want content to come to them.

c. The DL forums are a resource hog. I would have to get much more expensive hosting to keep them online, and that won't come cheap.

d. Maintenance. Honestly, vBulletin is a PITA. There's a major upgrade coming. I don't have the knowledge to tackle this. My son Travis does, but he's busy enough.

e. Currently, the forums are being hosted on a computer in my living room. This computer was at Travis' house, but he's trying to cut down expenses, so the computer came here to get the internet experience they need.


So while I would hate to see the forums go, I have come to realize that what I worked to create was really a community. That community has migrated over to Facebook to the Dragonlance Fandom group, and is something like 7,000 - 8,000 members strong.

With all of that being said, the Dragonlance Forums will close on Sunday, July 25th.

I wanted to say a huge thank you to all the moderators, authors, game designers, and contributors throughout the years.


And as Stan Lee would say...

"Face front, True Believers!"


Trampas Whiteman
Dragonlance Nexus
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  • Dragonlance Forums Closing July 25th

    Dear friends,

    Nearly twenty years ago, the Dragonlance Forums were created to be an online hub of Dragonlance discussion. I have been very proud of the work we have done here.

    All good things, though, must come to an end. There are several reasons....

    a. No new posts in Novels since March. No new posts in gaming since May. In other words, next to no traffic.

    b. Forums are a thing of the past, with a few exceptions (such as the Piazza!). People don't go somewhere looking for content. They want content to come to them.

    c. The DL forums are a resource hog. I would have to get much more expensive hosting to keep them online, and that won't come cheap.

    d. Maintenance. Honestly, vBulletin is a PITA. There's a major upgrade coming. I don't have the knowledge to tackle this. My son Travis does, but he's busy enough.

    e. Currently, the forums are being hosted on a computer in my living room. This computer was at Travis' house, but he's trying to cut down expenses, so the computer came here to get the internet experience they need.


    So while I would hate to see the forums go, I have come to realize that what I worked to create was really a community. That community has migrated over to Facebook to the Dragonlance Fandom group, and is something like 7,000 - 8,000 members strong.

    With all of that being said, the Dragonlance Forums will close on Sunday, July 25th.

    I wanted to say a huge thank you to all the moderators, authors, game designers, and contributors throughout the years.


    And as Stan Lee would say...

    "Face front, True Believers!"


    Trampas Whiteman
    Dragonlance Nexus
    Trampas Whiteman
    ---DragonHelm--->



    Long Live the Lance!

    "Now witness the firepower of this fully ARMED and OPERATIONAL Dragonlance Nexus!"
    -David "Big Mac" Shepheard

  • #2
    I'd post more, but the forums have been so slow lately. It takes several minutes to successfully post something, and some times it doesn't even work.
    Formerly Daos Soulstaff

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Errant Crownguard View Post
      I'd post more, but the forums have been so slow lately. It takes several minutes to successfully post something, and some times it doesn't even work.
      See, another reason to kill the forums.

      If you want to message me, hit me up on Facebook or email me at trampas (at) dragonhelm (dot) net.
      Trampas Whiteman
      ---DragonHelm--->



      Long Live the Lance!

      "Now witness the firepower of this fully ARMED and OPERATIONAL Dragonlance Nexus!"
      -David "Big Mac" Shepheard

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      • #4
        End of an era. :( But lots of good reasons to move on.

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        • #5
          Hi, all.

          Ever since I first found the Nexus a long, looong time ago, the forums have been a good companion for me, and a great resource for DL material, ideas, discussions... I think we as a community have grown beyond the boundaries of the forums and move forwards to new lands, and though that's great and, as Tramps mentioned, the community is thriving in Facebook and YouTube and other social media, the feeling of seeing the forums close is bittersweet, at best. Thanks to everyone involved since the very beginning for keeping the DLverse alive, and see you around.

          Long Live the Lance!

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          • #6
            I'm not on Facebook, so I just wanted to say goodbye to everyone. Thanks to everyone who worked to make and maintain this place over the years, and helped keep Dragonlance alive when WotC had long since lost interest in it. I'll really miss this place, and I'm sorry I couldn't have done more to keep it going.
            Formerly Daos Soulstaff

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            • #7
              I've had many good times on the Dragonlance Forums over the years.

              There was a long time when I had more posts there, than anywhere else.

              I'll have to go look to see if there are any Krynnspace topics that need copying over to the DL or SJ forums at The Piazza.
              1. [Krynnspace] Dragonlance Nexus Forums Krynnspace topics archived
              Last edited by bigmac; 07-24-2021, 07:55 PM.
              David "Big Mac" Shepheard
              Dragonlance Lexicon 2.0: My Talk Page - My Contributions
              Visit my Yahoo links for: Dragonlance websites, Taladas websites and Dragonlance web enhancements
              (If I am not here, you can find me at the Dragonlance forum at The Piazza or the Taladas and Otherlands forum at The Piazza.)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Errant Crownguard View Post
                I'm not on Facebook, so I just wanted to say goodbye to everyone. Thanks to everyone who worked to make and maintain this place over the years, and helped keep Dragonlance alive when WotC had long since lost interest in it. I'll really miss this place, and I'm sorry I couldn't have done more to keep it going.
                It goes without saying that you, and anyone else from the Dragonlance Forums, would be more than welcome to come over to The Piazza and hang out in the Dragonlance forum and Taladas and Otherlands forum there.

                And you are also welcome to try to copy and paste over content from here, that you think you want to archive, if you want the option of reviving an old conversation there.
                David "Big Mac" Shepheard
                Dragonlance Lexicon 2.0: My Talk Page - My Contributions
                Visit my Yahoo links for: Dragonlance websites, Taladas websites and Dragonlance web enhancements
                (If I am not here, you can find me at the Dragonlance forum at The Piazza or the Taladas and Otherlands forum at The Piazza.)

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